Training Schedule & Registration

Class Schedule
SF Ready! Workshop
Map Your Block
Curriculum
Volunteer Opportunities

Class Schedule:

 

The goal of this program is to help the citizens of San Francisco to be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multifunctional teams, cross trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team, preparing them to respond to a personal emergency or as an adjunct to the SFFD response. The 20 hour training consists of six class sessions that are approximately 3 hours each. The NERT Training is free to the public. The San Francisco Fire Department has the following NERT trainings scheduled. You may attend at any location. Enrollment is limited.


Classes in Session...     (Subject to Change)

Please note that it is very important for participants to attend all sessions in order to gain the full scope and benefit of the training.

  • Make-ups may be approved.  A certificate may be issued upon completion of the entire training course
  • Make-up classes must be completed within 6 months of beginning NERT training, please contact the office to schedule in advance
  • Enrollment must begin by the 2nd session to participate
  • New enrollment is not permitted on the second day of the intensive training sessions


Additional classes are added as they are confirmed.

2020 NERT Training


NERT training is currently suspended through 4/20/2020
per recommendations from SF Department of Public Health regarding Coronavirus.

Click HERE to sign up for NERT notifications when training resumes

January
Van Ness/Pacific Heights
Noe Valley
Mission Bay
February
NERT Grads Recertification
Sunset
Sunset Ministry
3010 Noriega Street
Tuesdays
March 10, 6:30p-10:00p, Class session 5
March 17, 6:30p-10:00p, Class session 6
 
March
Haight
The Urban School
1563 Page St
Mondays


March 16, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 3
March 23, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 4
March 30, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 5
April 6, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 6
South of Market
PG&E Energy Center
851 Howard St
Thursday
March 12, 9:00a-4:30p, Class sessions 3 & 4
March 19, 9:00a-4:30p, Class session 5 & 6
Bayview
Local 798 Union Hall
325 Newhall
Saturdays
March 21, 9:00a-4:30p, Class sessions 1 & 2
March 28, 9:00a-4:30p, Class sessions 3 & 4
April 4, 9:00a-4:30p, Class session 5 & 6
New Student Enroll
Recertification Enroll (expired less than 3 months)
April
Ingleside
Lick Wilmerding High School
755 Ocean Ave
Wednesdays
April 1, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 1
April 8, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 2
SKIP April 15
April 22, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 3
April 29, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 4
May 6, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 5
May 13, 6:00p-9:30p, Class session 6
New student Enroll
Recertification Enroll (expired less than 3 months)

SF Ready! Workshop

Personal Readiness for a resilient Community
One time workshop for you and your neighbors!
 
What's in it for you?
You will learn the basics to take care of yourself and others.

SFFD NERT and SAFE want you to have skills to be prepared for emergencies big or small, and get to know your neighbors on your block to maximize resiliency after a disaster.

  • Risk Awareness
  • Disaster supplies
  • Personal/Family Disaster Planning
  • NERT Overview
  • Disaster Pre-Planning - building community one block at a time

WHEN:

San Francisco Fire Department Division of Training
2310 Folsom St (enter on 19th St)

Tuesday January 21, 6:00p-8:00p
Enroll
Monday February 24, 6:00p-8:00p
Enroll
 

Mission Dolores
1839 15th St
Tuesday March 24, 6:30p-8:30p
Enroll


MAP YOUR BLOCK

Map Your Block I & II
San Francisco Fire Department Division of Training
2310 Folsom St (enter on 19th St)

Saturday February 15, 9:00a-11:30a
Enroll

 

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Training Course Outline

     Class Session #1...

     Earthquake awareness,
     Preparedness and Hazard
     Mitigation

     Class Session #2...
     Basic Disaster Skills
     Fire Extinguishers/Behavior
     Utilities Shut-offs
     Terrorism Awareness

     Class Session #3...
     Disaster Medicine

     Class Session #4...
     Light Search and Rescue

     Class Session #5...
     Team Organization &
     Management
     Disaster/Team Psychology

     Class Session #6...
     Course Review    
     Hands-on skills application






 

Want to host a N.E.R.T. training in your San Francisco neighborhood? Classes will be scheduled based on program need and location. To request a class, you must have thirty sign-ups and an ADA compliant space able to accommodate at least eighty people.  If you do, please contact SFNERT at sffdnert@sfgov.org 

Curriculum:
The goal of this program is to help the residents of San Francisco be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross-trained in basic emergency skills.  Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as a leader directing untrained volunteers during an emergency, allowing them to act independently or as an adjunct to City emergency services.  There is no cost  for the neighborhood training, and the class sessions are approximately 3 hours.
 
Class Session #1 Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation
Earthquake type, magnitude, history and probability
How to prepare before it happens
What to do when the earth starts to shake
 
Class Session #2

Basic Disaster Skills
Natural gas, water and electrical controls, why, when and how to shut them off
Types of fire, and using extinguishers to put it out
Hazardous Materials awareness in the home, on the road, and all around you
Terrorism Awareness
 

Class Session #3 Disaster Medicine
Health considerations for the rescuer
Opening airways
Stopping bleeding and shock position
S.T.A.R.T. triage
Minor injuries and burns
 
Class Session #4 Light Search and Rescue
Different types of construction and where to look for damage
How to classify damaged buildings
Building marking system
Interior search patterns
Lifting heavy objects and mechanical advantage
Victim carries
 
Class Session #5 Team Organization and Management
City Disaster Plan and where the NERTs fit
NERT Incident Command System, managing the disaster
Disaster Psychology

 
Class Session #6 Skills Development and Application
Final Exam Review
Hands-On-Training
Extinguishing fires
Triaging and treating moulaged victims
Extricating a victim trapped by heavy timbers
Interior search for reported missing persons
Exterior building damage assessment
Award of Achievement and course evaluation
 

 

 

Volunteer to be a Victim
for Graduating N.E.R.T. Classes:


Attend the final session at any of the above training sessions.  Instructors will make you up to be a victim for the students attending the training so they will have a more realistic experience.
No previous experience necessary, all are welcome.
Upon arrival, inform class instructors that you are volunteering to be a victim.


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